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Port Covington's first manufacturing bootcamp...

Port Covington's first manufacturing bootcamp...

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Eight Baltimore City men who call themselves the Elite Eight graduated from a six-week course on Friday, Jan. 5 that taught them basic manufacturing skills such as carpentry, welding, 3-D printing and more. The following Monday morning, all eight of those men reported for work at their new jobs. Now 16 more men, calling themselves Elevation 16, are beginning the same six-week journey with the Port Covington Manufacturing Bootcamp at the Foundery, the maker space inside of Sagamore Development Co.‘s…













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Maryland again tops for highest concentration of...

Maryland again tops for highest concentration of...

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For the sixth year in a row, Maryland continues to be the state with the highest ratio of millionaire households. At 7.55 percent in 2016, the state again outpaces the rest of the country, according to the Phoenix Wealth & Affluent Monitor, a Rhinebeck, N.Y., market research firm. The state saw a decrease from 7.7 percent in 2015. The total number of households in Maryland grew from 2,237,507 in 2015 to 2,254,798 households. Maryland topped Connecticut, at 7.4 percent, for the top spot again this…













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Meal delivery company takes Savage warehouse,...

Meal delivery company takes Savage warehouse,...

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A meal delivery company is opening a distribution center in Savage, where it plans to add 500 jobs by the end of 2018. Freshly is taking 171,000 square feet at 8104 Bollman Place. The company will use the space for food preparation, cooking, assembly and distribution. Freshly plans to invest $8 million for machinery and equipment. Of the space, 87,500 square feet is cold storage. The building was previously occupied by Coastal Sunbelt, which Freshly will sublease the space from. The property is…













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Giant-anchored Glen Burnie shopping center sells...

Giant-anchored Glen Burnie shopping center sells...

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Cromwell Field Shopping Center in Glen Burnie has sold for $18.425 million. The 233,486-square-foot property is anchored by a Giant grocery store. Other tenants include Roses Discount Store, BB&T, Dollar General and Dunkin Donuts. It is located on 8th Avenue and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard near the Cromwell-Glen Burnie light rail station off Interstate 97. The property was purchased by an affiliate of Bethesda-based Broad Street Realty. The seller was a partnership of Klein Enterprises, which…













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BDC considers proposals to sell two blighted west...

BDC considers proposals to sell two blighted west...

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Potential buyers of two buildings on downtown’s west side will have to wait longer to get a green light from the Baltimore Development Corp. to move forward with redevelopment plans. The BDC’s Project Committee voted Wednesday to hold off on making recommendations on a flurry of bids for the two buildings along the city’s former retail core of West Lexington Street. Both potential deals need further negotiations, said BDC President William H. Cole IV. One building, at 111 W. Lexington St. was…













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Foreman Wolf restaurants, other eateries close...

Foreman Wolf restaurants, other eateries close...

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Foreman Wolf, one of the most well known and high-end restaurant groups in Baltimore, is supporting its team members by closing all its restaurants Thursdays as part of a “Day Without Immigrants.” The group, led by James Beard Award-nominated chef Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman, announced the closing of its restaurants on its social media platforms. The restaurants include Charleston, both Petite Louis locations, Johnny’s, Bar Vasquez and Cinghiale. “Day Without Immigrants” calls for immigrants to…













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Free Smashburger with purchase

Free Smashburger with purchase

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Get free eats at Smashburger.



Use a coupon to get a free entree when you buy one to celebrate the chain being voted best burger in 20 cities. The chain doesn’t share details on who voted in which cities, but who cares. The food’s free and tasty.



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All-you-can-eat appetizers at T.G.I. Friday's

All-you-can-eat appetizers at T.G.I. Friday's

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Munch on unlimited appetizers at Friday’s.



Mix-and-match seven appetizers for $10 and get all-you-can-eat refills at participating restaurants. No coupon is necessary.



Choices include meatballs, loaded potato skins, pan-seared pot stickers, mozzarella sticks, BBQ chicken flatbread, boneless wings…







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8 things you need to know this morning

8 things you need to know this morning

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Good morning, and happy Thursday. Today and tomorrow may be the last gasps of winter. Today will barely break out of the 30s, but we’re going to see a serious warmup this weekend. Still, expect plenty of sun as we round out the week. Here are eight things to know to get your day started. The city approved an agreement yesterday to settle with the family of a local man who died in police custody five years ago. Anthony Anderson Sr.’s family was awarded $300,000 after it was approved by the city's…













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Save $25, eat for free at IKEA with furniture...

Save $25, eat for free at IKEA with furniture...

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Save $25 and dine for free at IKEA with purchase of home furnishings using a FAMILY reward card on Saturday through Monday.



Use the free reward card to eat in the restaurant and get a coupon good for the free meal with purchase of $100 or more of home furnishings before taxes. The offer’s not valid…







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